1993 Volvo 240 automatic sedan

Price: US $1,000.00 Item location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 240
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year:1993
  • Mileage:300,152
  • VIN:YV1AS8801P1482381
  • Color:Green
  • Engine size:2.3 Liter B230F Red Block
  • Number of cylinders:4
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1993 Volvo 240

1993 Volvo 240
300,152 miles on the odometer
$1,000 obo cash only
Automatic transmission
This was the family minivan for several years, then we got an actual minivan and it became my commuter car, then I recently upgraded to a new car. Over the years I put a ton of parts on it and have been pretty meticulous with maintenance. It would be a good vehicle for someone wanting a classic 240.
Too many cars, too many projects for me; this needs to go.
GOOD THINGS
- Great classic car
- It goes to "11". Pressing accelerator to floor activates a kick-down cable that kicks the transmission down a gear. Haha.
- Clean title
- Eligible for antique plates (25 years old)
- Runs well. Always starts right up. Ready to drive home.
- No major rust problems under car
- Interior in generally good shape (except coolant leaked at driver floor)
- Rear wheel drive.
- Comfortable ride (new shocks and struts)
Suspension/steering/brakes: all these components replaced at 274k:
- KYB GR2 shocks and struts
- ball joints
- inner and outer tie rods
- sway bar end links
- sway bar u-bracket bushings
- upper strut mounts
- brake pads
- brake fluid flushed
Engine
- I installed a Volvo "B" cam instead of the stock "M" cam.
- B cam has more lift and duration, adds around 10 hp above 3000 RPM
- 184 +/- 2 psi cylinder compression (measured at 271k)
- New radiator at 271k
- Transmission fluid flushed at 272k (replaced with 9.7 qt Valvoline MaxLife VV322)
- New rear main seal at 274k
- New engine mounts at 274k
- New head gasket at 276k (2013) (also various other seals replaced at this time: rear cam seal etc.)
- New timing belt at 276k (2013)
- New catalytic converter at 285k
- New starter at 287k (2014)
- New alternator at 299k
- New battery 8/2017.
- New water pump at 299k
- New alt, PS, AC belts at 299k
- All fluid levels are good, with high quality fluids: OEM Volvo coolant, Redline rear diff fluid, PS fluid. Tranny fluid flushed 272k. PCV system (flame trap and oil separator) maintenance has been kept up. Things like doors and hood generally lubricated properly. Regular oil changes since I've had it.
- Minimal leaks, considering mileage. A little oil. Very slight PS and diff fluid leakage. No coolant leakage until heater core started leaking. No transmission fluid leakage. No brake fluid leakage.
- No exhaust leaks
Conveniences
- I installed in a tach from a Turbo 240
- Modern radio with Bluetooth and aux in; newish speakers front and rear
- Factory R134a AC system (1993 was the first year Volvo converted from R12 to R134a, most other manufacturers were in 1994) New filter dryer.
- Tires have 35-50% life remaining (Pirelli P4)
Extras
- Comes with lots of Mann oil filters, new air filter, flame trap, oil separator, distributor cap and rotor, spare light bulbs of every type in the car, spare fuses, etc.
- Sturdy roof rack, comes with the key to remove if desired
- Full set of original keys
- Meticulous records since 2011
THINGS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED: charging, heater, AC
- Not charging properly. Eats alternators. Next thing I was going to try was replacing the dash battery bulb (part of the charging circuit). After that, the main + wire from alternator to battery may need replacing (I already doubled up the alternator ground wire)
- Heater core leaking. Currently bypassed. When it was leaking it leaked on the driver floor area, still needs cleaning up.
- Evaporator core leaking. Blows 41 F at 90 F ambient when charged with 26 oz R134a, but charge only lasts a couple months. Condenser has been leak checked by pressurized submersion in a water tank and tested good. Everything but evaporator core has been gone over with leak sniffer AND leak bubble solution. Will demo AC if desired.
- Needs a tie rod boot replaced
MORE DETAILS
- I purchased in 2011 with 271k on the odo.
- 18k miles of known odometer discrepancies, makes the minimum known mileage 318k.
- I drove this a couple times between DC and Knoxville in 2012-2013. I drove it to Indianapolis and back in summer 2016. I saw one other 240 on that trip. They were in the Intersrate right lane with all the windows down going 55. I had my AC working with the windows up and blasted past them at 80+ and gave a honk and wave.
- At the moment the alternator charging issue needs fixing before any long drives (say past 200 miles, or else bring an extra charged battery or plan to stop and charge). I keep it on a trickle charger when parked at home, and have no problem around town for a few days.
- Cylinder compression I only checked when I first bought the car (2011). Results were 183/184/186/183 psi in cyl 1-4, at operating temp, with WOT (Haynes says standard is 170 and min is 128). Later when I did a head gasket (coolant leak) in 2013, I could still see the hone marks all the way around all cylinder walls. These things were insanely over engineered.